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    SADOW: If Keith Gates Wins, Liberal Populism In Louisiana Will Be Dead

SADOW: If Keith Gates Wins, Liberal Populism In Louisiana Will Be Dead

Human nature dictates that we often don’t recognize qualitative change at its very beginning, but only when observing the obviousness of it as it near completion. Depending on outcome, the

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    SADOW: No New Taxes In Caddo Or Bossier, Please

SADOW: No New Taxes In Caddo Or Bossier, Please

Voters on both Caddo and Bossier Parishes, but especially the latter, face some Trojan Horse proposals that likely will raise their taxes come late this year and early next year

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    SADOW: Should Louisiana Count Its Bonus Money Toward This Year’s Budget?

SADOW: Should Louisiana Count Its Bonus Money Toward This Year’s Budget?

So the state lost track of around $320 million starting in 2002, and it’s out there available to be spent. Whether that means the state won’t need to reduce services

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    SADOW: Onward And Upward With Education Reform

SADOW: Onward And Upward With Education Reform

As expected, the Louisiana Supreme Court flushed home the slam dunk on the state’s 2012 revolutionary education reforms, and having resolved that leads to the next question of how to

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    SADOW: Here Comes Landrieu’s Smear Campaign

SADOW: Here Comes Landrieu’s Smear Campaign

Likely dispirited from a debate that did nothing to change the race’s dynamics, and with panic rising after more and intense polling confirmation that Sen. Mary Landrieu’s campaign was on

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    SADOW: In Case You Care, Cassidy Won The Debate

SADOW: In Case You Care, Cassidy Won The Debate

The public television 2014 Senate election debate for Louisiana has come and gone, which served to reinforce existing support for the two major and one mid-major candidates, and really contributed

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SADOW: McAllister Is Still Hanging On, If Barely

  SADOW: McAllister Is Still Hanging On, If Barely

In Louisiana’s Fifth Congressional District contest, a new poll shows it’s still a matter of pushmi-pullyu for Democrats relative to

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SADOW: The Oil Processing Tax Is A Terrible Idea, Even For The Coast

  SADOW: The Oil Processing Tax Is A Terrible Idea, Even For The Coast

The idea of a processing tax on energy production in Louisiana is not new. Nor is its endorsement by one

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SADOW: On The Purported Louisiana Budget Surplus…

  SADOW: On The Purported Louisiana Budget Surplus…

Regardless of the explanation of how it got there, the asserted budget surplus for Louisiana to close Fiscal Year 2014

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SADOW: Let’s Prioritize Road Projects Rather Than Continue Whining About Them

  SADOW: Let’s Prioritize Road Projects Rather Than Continue Whining About Them

Did Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy, a potential 2015 gubernatorial candidate, recently give a green light to tax increases for transportation?

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SADOW: Mary’s Keg-Stand Disguises Her Far-Left Record

  SADOW: Mary’s Keg-Stand Disguises Her Far-Left Record

What has allowed Sen. Mary Landrieu to hang on in the U.S. Senate swimming against a stronger and stronger current

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SADOW: Your Guide To This Year’s Constitutional Amendments

  SADOW: Your Guide To This Year’s Constitutional Amendments

If you like dealing with constitutional amendments, then you’ll love the Nov. 4 ballot with 14 of them. As a

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SADOW: The Bruce Greenstein Prosecution Has The Makings Of A Complete Mess

  SADOW: The Bruce Greenstein Prosecution Has The Makings Of A Complete Mess

So former Secretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals Bruce Greenstein has joined an illustrious list of major state

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SADOW: What’s The Impact Of Scott Angelle Running For Governor?

  SADOW: What’s The Impact Of Scott Angelle Running For Governor?

With Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle declaring his candidacy for governor of Louisiana in 2015, this disproportionately detracts from the

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SADOW: Who’s Got A Regressive Education Agenda? Here’s A Clue…

  SADOW: Who’s Got A Regressive Education Agenda? Here’s A Clue…

Special interests in Louisiana’s public education system have not given up in trying to protect their power and privilege, as

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SADOW: Myth vs. Fact In Louisiana Health Benefits Debate

  SADOW: Myth vs. Fact In Louisiana Health Benefits Debate

At least the gripe session about changes to health insurance benefits of state employees, retirees, and some school board employees

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SADOW: There Are Solutions To Shreveport’s Fiscal Problems, If Only The Politicians Will Embrace Them

  SADOW: There Are Solutions To Shreveport’s Fiscal Problems, If Only The Politicians Will Embrace Them

Whoever the next mayor of Shreveport will be, that person will have to face and will need to solve a

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SADOW: College Performance Measures Are A Good Idea

  SADOW: College Performance Measures Are A Good Idea

As the federal government moves towards completion of a ratings system for higher education, Louisiana State University System President and

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SADOW: Buddy Caldwell And John Bel Edwards Just Cost You Some Money

  SADOW: Buddy Caldwell And John Bel Edwards Just Cost You Some Money

A tag-team campaign stunt by state Rep. John Bel Edwards and Atty. Gen. Buddy Caldwell might cause some bureaucratic headaches

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